Shower Review Pilot North Carolina
This "Shower Review Pilot North Carolina Dunn" is a
of the shower facility at the Pilot
Travel Center in Dunn, NC, USA, based upon our
own expectations of what a shower facility that caters to
professional truck drivers of commercial motor vehicles should be like,
our own preferences (especially in comparison to a home bathroom), and
Shower Review: Shower Review Pilot North Carolina Dunn
Location: Pilot Travel
Dunn, NC, I-95, exit 77
Overall Facility: Shower Review Pilot North Carolina Dunn
- Showers assigned by clerk
- Queued customers were assigned
a badly wrinkled piece of paper for their place in the queue.
- This facility has only three
- Keyed entry into shower rooms
- Able to get more towels
- There is no display of shower
customer number with shower assignment, although numbers were called
over a loud speaker.
- Shower is free with
gallon purchase of fuel from a Pilot Travel Center anywhere in the
nation within the last 5 days.
Pros: Shower Review Pilot North Carolina Dunn
- Three small packets of soap
waiting for us in the room.
- A paper towel dispenser near
the sink had plenty of towels in it
- Plenty of counter space at sink
- Towels and washcloths were
adequate to meet our needs
- Mirror was well positioned on
wall behind sink for both short and tall drivers
- A light with six bulbs over the
male customers to shave without getting nicked.
- Water pressure from sink was
- Electrical outlets worked well.
- Shower could be turned on and
without getting wet
- There was one towel hook
directly outside the shower stall and three more on the wall behind the
- Although there was no fan in
the room, the mirror never fogged up while a customer was showering.
Cons: Shower Review Pilot North Carolina Dunn
- There was no fan in this room
although there was a
"hook" with an electrical outlet nearby where we guess that there had
been one at one time.
- The temperature in the
room was way too warm; Mike even called it a "bake oven." Vicki guessed
that management had forgotten that it was now summer and no longer
- The mirror had not been
was a significant amount
of mold or mildew in the grout in the shower stall. While it appeared
from the "whitened" tile below the shiny tile in the shower stall that
bleach had at one time been used to try to treat or prevent
mold/mildew, whatever had been used no longer worked.
toilet had not been cleaned prior to our arrival. There was a short,
curly, dark hair lying at the bottom of the water about 1/3 way below
the lip of the bowl toward the drain hole, which told us that the
toilet had not even been flushed. Also, there were specks of something
on the back wall of the bowl, which told us that a toilet bowl brush
had not been used to clean it.
- While the toilet
flushed well, something going on with the plumbing made a high-pitched
noise toward the end of the flushing cycle indicating a problem. We
also heard this same noise from somewhere else in the building, perhaps
someone turning off the water at a sink since it didn't sound like a
- There was neither a door
restrictor nor a deadbolt lock on the door.
- Shower water pressure dipped
significantly whenever a toilet was flushed. At other times, the water
pressure was inconsistent.
- Shower water temperature rose
significantly whenever a toilet was flushed.
- Built-in seat was not large
enough for an oversized shower bag to rest on.
- There was a layer of dust on
the door vent and a thick layer of dust on one of the ceiling vents.
- The non-dusty ceiling vent
appeared to have some of its louvers moved out of place.
- The configuration of tiles in
and out of the shower stall was not comfortable to stand on.
- Mike noted a layer of dust on
the floor under the sink, telling us that the room had not been
thoroughly swept or mopped.
- Although there was an
of artificial flowers was placed in the back left corner of the
counter, they were dusty.
of the small number of shower rooms at this facility, on this day, we
had to wait 25 minutes for a shower. Another driver who came in after
us and got queued for a shower waited until after we got out of the
shower. When we were returning the key, Vicki heard him say that he
wasn't waiting any longer and left.
- There was no
drop box that we saw to deposit the key and no instructions on where to
take it. Vicki guessed at turning it back in at the cashier counter.
Overall grade for this
shower at this
facility on a scale of A+ to F- (with A+ being the best, F- being the
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